…Go Solo

Before venturing into “Solo: A Star Wars Story,” there’s one thing you need to understand — Harrison Ford is Han Solo, and the Millennium Falcon did make the Kessel Run in less than 12 parsecs. Okay, make that two things. Other than that, you can sit back and enjoy this origin story that feels more…

…Ebb and Flow

Martin McDonagh’s “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri,” is a marvel. Its central premise, a mother who challenges the law when she sees no progress on her daughter’s murder, sounds intriguing but fails to capture the complexities of the film. Set in the fictional town of Ebbing, Missouri, “Three Billboards,” tells the story of Mildred (Francis…

…Abbreviate

Hidden beneath the prosthetics and artificial layers of director Rob Reiner’s “LBJ” is a story that’s incredibly relevant to a modern audience. Sadly, much like the majority of its lead actor’s face, the full potential of the story remains hidden. The film putts along at a presidential parade’s pace, jumping back and forth from the…

…Take Over

It’s been six years since “Rise of the Planet of the Apes” first introduced us to this new world of intelligent apes. What started out as an impressive display of motion capture acting and CGI artistry, has with each film further solidified itself as a classic franchise that pays homage to the original films, but…

…overcome

In “The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part I,” the beginning of the end, the antics usually confined to the Hunger Games arena have bled into the districts of Panem as chaos threatens to halt a would be revolution.

…ignite

Transforming a beloved book series into a film is never an easy task. There will be haters who quote the book to you, pointing out each and every derivation from the original plot and story. The truth is that a movie is inherently different from a book and changes must be made in the transformation….